Early Literacy Initiative

Early Literacy Initiative 2021-2022

Our Goal

We hope to 1) infuse our collection with new early readers and early chapter books, 2) buy new furniture and play materials for the children's area, and 3) create online resources that parents, caregivers, and teachers can use to recommend titles to kids of various ages who are either learning to read or new independent readers.

Books

  • $2,000 in memory of Greg Davis
  • $1,000 Community Grant from Alliant Energy
  • $1,000 grant from the Lodi United Methodist Church
  • $1,000 Packers tickets raffle fundraiser

Furniture and Play Materials

  • $3,000 donation from Jane Poelma to help us buy new furniture
  • $1,000 from the Friends of Lodi Public Library to buy play materials for the children's area
  • $1,000 grant from the Columbia County Library Systems Board